Fast Lines

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor; ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 9, Pg. 52-61


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The renovation of Los Angeles’s Petersen Automotive Museum wrapped the once-boxy building in a new facade that features both an aluminum rainscreen painted “hot rod red” and a surrounding set of curvilinear lines made from stainless steel. It was an intricate and innovative engineering effort that sent the facility into the structural equivalent of overdrive.

Subject Headings: Renovation | Public buildings | Building envelope | Aluminum (material) | Rainfall | Rods | Geometry | Stainless steel

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